Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Goooooal!



Yes it's kinda silly.

But if you love football then the totally over the top commentator is sure to strike a chord.

Huuuuuge thumbs up from me for agency BETC Paris

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Very fruity chewing gum

Seen at actual size these ads are truly striking.

A very simple and clever idea to dramatise that fruity Viva Gum contains real fruit.

They're by Chinese agency Goodstein.

Given the campaign is for a Chinese gum I'd question whether or not the gum really does contain fruit.

But what the hell. It's some top notch print work.


Monday, August 29, 2016

Bad briefs are your problem too

Complaining about the quality of briefs is part 'n parcel of life as a creative.

And for very good reason.

A good brief is a springboard to a great idea.

A shit brief just leaves you floundering.

And floundering.

The pic above is from a recent talk by Faris Yakob.

It really struck a chord with me.

Yes it's easy to complain about the quality of briefs.

But wouldn't it be better if we worked together to make them better? 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Say hello to Eero

Staple of bachelor pads and 1970s movies, the Ball Chair is the creation of Eerio Aarnio.

Now in his 80s Aarnio is still working from his studio a half hour out of Helsinki.

Many of his designs are currently on display at the Helsinki Design Museum.

I'd love to go. But obviously that ain't gonna happen.

So I've had to settle for this terrific online piece on Aarnio. It's well worth 10 mins of your time.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Instant Buzz!



Seriously how can you not love this kinda madness?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Anti social media

It's accepted wisdom today that poor customer experiences results in brands being taken to task on Twitter or Facebook.

Hell I've even done it myself a couple of times.

But the poor bugger who bought the VW Transporter above has taken his frustrations to a whole new level.

Here's hoping he gets his lemon replaced with a new one. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Gamifying brainstorms



I'm not a fan of brainstorms. Never have been.

But I am open minded enough to give the Brainstorm Deck a go.

At least I will be if and when it becomes available.

Click here to find out more on Kickstarter.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Where to from here?



Melbourne's better known for her trams rather than buses.

Regardless of the transport mode those 'destination scrolls' are highly collectible.

This lovely little film shows how they"re made.

100% old school. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Pocket computing

The old guy with the muttonchops is none other than renowned sci-fi author Professor Isaac Asimov.

The device he's describing in the headline is what kids today refer to as an iPhone.

I wonder what old Isaac would've made of that? 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Good(by) versus evil



Always enjoy seeing advertising people putting their talent to use in the battle of good versus evil. Love your work Goodby Silverstein.